instructors


EDGE Pilates Instructors

 

Heather Hamilton Fors

Heather Hamilton Fors, founder of Hamilton Health and Fitness LLC DBA Edge Pilates Studio, has been a long standing Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Instructor, American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA) Instructor, Stott Pilates Reformer plus specialty course continuing education trained, Balanced Body University continuing education trained, TRX Suspension Training Certified; and Bastyr University cadaver course continuing education trained.

Body Arts and Science International Comprehensive Teacher Training encompasses complete: Reformer, Cadillac/Trapeze, Wunda Chair, Arm Chair, Ped-O-Pull, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Arc Barrel, and Complete Pilates Mat repertoire.

American Fitness Professionals and Associates Certification training includes: Post-Rehabilitative Therapy, Personal Training, Advanced Personal Training, Nutrition & Wellness Consultant; and, Pilates Fitness Instructor.

Continuing Education training both within the Stott Education system, as well as Balanced Body University, includes taking a comprehensive Stott Reformer course, Stott special populations continuing education courses through Body Center Studios, and Balanced Body University specialty courses taken throughout the US..

Bastyr University's speciality program available for Physical Therapists as well as Pilates Instructors has further enhanced the depth of Heather's knowledge to utilize and pair Anatomy and Cadaver experience to muscle specifics and appropriateness of repertoire available in the modern utilization of Pilates.

Certainly a different turn from her original education achieved at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Hotel Management, Heather could not be more pleased in shifting from the hotel industry, then health club management, to finally focusing on the Pilates modality for helping people. EDGE PILATES STUDIO is the culmination of that dream.

 

CC Walters

CC Walters is a veteran Pilates instructor with almost 20 years and thousands of hours of private Pilates training. She started her career and fitness at the age of 17 as a group fitness instructor. She taught every type of group fitness available and was certified through ID EA group fitness instruction. In 1991 she became a ACE certified personal trainer. She started her own concierge’s personal training business in 1993, and in 1999 at a fitness convention discovered Pilates. She begin her training in Stott Pilates In 1999 and completed as a fully trained instructor in 2002. Many of her concierge clients Purchased Juarez equipment and her career in Pilates began. In 2009 she joined Heather at Edge Pilates, and has been there ever since . Her passion for the classic movements of Joseph Pilates has her focus keenly on precision, Flow, and deep connection not only on the body but also in the moment. Cc brings her full attention, some humor, and her deep knowledge of movement to each client.

Some of CC’s accomplishments are:
ACE personal trainer certification
I DEA group fitness instructor certification
Stott Pilates certification
Accomplishment Coaching Life Coach
BS Science Biology
Cc is a Wife and the mother of three Super fun , super cool teenage boys!

 

Sherri Cummings

Sherri started practicing Pilates over 15 years ago. She believes in Pilates and how it impacts the quality of one’s life creating longevity, balance and a heightened body awareness.

While working in the corporate sector, she served as a Wellness Coordinator for over 300 employees and enjoyed the challenge of motivating individuals to visualize their fitness goals and provide support in their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2015, she had the opportunity to complete her STOTT Pilates training in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels at Bodycenter Studios in Seattle. Her continuing education also includes courses in Anatomy Principles, Injuries & Special Populations, and a Cadaver Course at Bastyr University. She became part of the Edge Pilates Team in April 2016.

She is dedicated to helping clients apply the principles of Pilates to their everyday life. She uses tactile cueing, verbal imagery and awareness to foster an open and dynamic dialogue between her clients and herself.

 

Ashley Pittman, PT, DPT

Ashley joins our team at Edge Pilates as a physical therapist utilizing Pilates method principles in her treatment plan. After taking a continuing education course on Pilates mat work early in her career, Ashley found the principles effective in treating a wide range of her patients. Towards the end of last year, she decided to further her knowledge base in all things Pilates and is currently finishing up a teacher training course to become a Therapilates practitioner.

Ashley completed her graduate studies in 2009 with a doctorate in physical therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. She completed her undergraduate training with a bachelor of sciences in kinesiology at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA (yes, home of the Tigers!). Since that time, she has worked in a variety of settings and locations until opening up her own practice in 2015. Ashley has spent the last 5 years of her career specializing in the treatment of adolescents, adults and seniors diagnosed with scoliosis, kyphosis and other spinal deformities and is uniquely qualified as she utilizes the treatment methods to manage her own scoliosis. Ashley’s main goal for patients is to be able to have the quality of life they want at any age and stage and feels a little guidance along the way can keep most people successful in achieving that goal. Ashley and her husband of 10 years started a family and their love of travel and all things outdoors brought them to the PNW.

Her certifications include the following:
-Schroth method for the treatment of scoliosis, kyphosis and other spinal deformities in both adults and children
-Sportsmetrics from Cincinnati Sports Medicine for ACL prevention and return to sport programs
-Dry Needling (currently WA is 1 of 7 states that has laws restricting PTs from performing dry needling)
-SEAS (Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis)- children and adolescents

Please see our “Physical Therapy” tab for more information and decide if a PT visit is right for you.